General Purpose of Job: To inspire and prepare all students with the confidence, courage, and competence to achieve their dreams; contribute to community; and engage in a lifetime of learning by planning and directing the instructional programming and managing the operational and personnel requirements.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Indicators of Strategic Leadership Practice:

  • Articulates a vision and develops implementation strategies for change that results in measurable achievement gains for all students and closes the achievement gap.

  • Fosters a shared commitment to high expectations for student achievement, high standards of teaching and learning, and a culturally competent environment where diversity is valued.

  • Builds a strong and positive sense of community in the school by honoring the important roles of race and culture, its traditions, artifacts, symbols, values, and norms.


Indicators of Instructional Leadership Practice:

  • Provides the structure and opportunity for the development, alignment, implementation, and evaluation of relevant and rigorous curricula tied to state academic and college and career readiness standards.

  • Collaborates with teachers to examine student and school data to measure student learning and growth, identify achievement gaps, and develop strategic interventions that improve learning and close identified gaps.

  • Facilitates reflective practice, inquiry, and action research to identify and monitor the impact of interventions and determine high-yield instructional strategies that improve student learning.


Indicators of Performance Management Practice:

  • Provides timely, appropriate, quality professional development and facilitates learning teams that gather information, analyze data, examine issues, and develop new approaches to improve teaching and learning.

  • Routinely observes instruction and provides ongoing feedback and coaching to teachers and other staff in a fair and equitable manner in order to support professional growth.

  • Provides effective and timely supervision and evaluation aligned with local district goals, state regulations, and contract provisions and uses these processes to facilitate development, remediation, and/or removal of underperforming staff members.


Indicators of Professional and Interpersonal Relationship Skills Practice:

  • Models appropriate personal, professional, and ethical behavior that is respectful and fair, enhances the image of the school and the profession, and inspires others to higher levels of leadership and performance.

  • Demonstrates strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills and facilitates groups effectively.

  • Welcomes and honors families and stakeholders by engaging them in a meaningful dialogue regarding student learning, the work of the school, and its needs and accomplishments.


Indicators of Resource Management Skills Practice:

  • Distributes leadership responsibilities, shares decision making, and supervises daily ongoing management structures and practices to enhance teaching and learning.

  • Maintains a safe environment by addressing real and potential challenges to the physical and emotional safety and security of students and staff that interfere with teaching and learning.

  • Develops and implements a budget process that manages fiscal expenditures consistent with district and school goals, policies, and available resources that is focused on results in improved student achievement.


Successful applicant essential soft skills:

  • One who values humanity in all its dimensions including racial, gender, ethnic, religious, sexual orientation/identity, cultural, lifestyle, and viewpoint is essential element of Osseo Excellence.

  • Committed to leading efforts that promote a learning environment that is welcoming and inclusive for each student both in and outside of the classroom.

  • Committed to multiculturalism both as a value in its own right and as an mechanism to promote an inclusive and responsive teaching and learning environment.  

  • Ability to Empower students to think globally and act locally

  • Problem solving

  • Intellectual curiosity

Qualifications for the position:

  • Must hold or be eligible for a license as a Secondary School Principal in Minnesota